Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm )
stamped: back: "J.S. SMITH & SONS/NEW YORK"
Corner-cut, rectangular plate with New York State coat of arms (Indian and Dutch colonial figure standing on either side of an eagle perched atop a shield) fastened to center; leather fragments fastened to loops on back.
This plate was part of a shoulder belt worn by Luman Reed Allen of the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia, during the Civil War.
Gift of Mary L. and Ellen D. Constant
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